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“Blithe Spirit” takes the stage November 4

Claire Frederick ’17 as Madame Arcati, Elora Riley ’16 as Elvira, Sean Warner as Charles, and Abby Sunberg as Ruth (clockwise).
Claire Frederick ’17 as Madame Arcati, Elora Riley ’16 as Elvira, Sean Warner as Charles, and Abby Sunberg as Ruth (clockwise).
Photo courtesy of the Music Theater Department

The St. Catherine University Department of Music and Theater presents the fall production “Blithe Spirit” by Noël Coward, in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas.

“Blithe Spirit” tells of the laughter-filled situations novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth find themselves in when doing research for his latest novel on the occult. Charles hires the clairvoyant medium Madame Arcati to conduct a séance in his home. The situation backfires on Charles when the ghost of his first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, begins to haunt him and tries to disrupt his marriage. 

A smash hit on London and Broadway stages, the comedy’s now being produced here at St. Kate’s. 

Cast members include St. Kate’s students Brianna Vigliotti ’16, Brigit Larkin ’19, Claire Frederick ’17 and Elora Riley ’16, as well as University of St. Thomas students Abby Sunberg, Sean Warner and Patrick Lechner. Crew members also include St. Kate’s students, and the whole production is under the direction of Teresa Lyons Hegdahl, assistant professor of theater.

Performance times and tickets

Performances are November 4–7 at 7 p.m. and November 8 at 2 p.m. in St. Kate’s Frey Theater on the St. Paul campus (building #15 on the map).

General admission tickets are available for $10 to the public, and are free for ACTC students, faculty and staff with ID, and St. Kate’s alumnae. Tickets will be available at the door or may be reserved through the O’Shaughnessy ticket office by stopping in or calling 651-690-6700.

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Oct. 23, 2015 by Lizzie Cleary '17

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